Readfolder in Polybuffer~

    Apr 27 2013 | 5:26 pm
    Hi all, I'm trying to do something very simple, but I always get confused with that kind of things. I want to load automatically an aif files folder in a polybuffer at startup. Eventually, my patch should be usable as a standalone. I have seen in the help file of polybuffer~ that the folder can be loaded directly , with the message "loadfile ./examples/sounds" or that the folder can be chosen from a dialogue window with "loadfile". I have copied my sound files folder in the same folder as the patch I'm using, but I get a message of the type "soundfolder is not a folder". Can anyone tell me where the folder should be located and how I should formulate the path to the folder? I also have added the folder to my searchpaths via the file preferences. Thanks !

    • Apr 27 2013 | 7:45 pm
      I've had this issue before and ended up doing something that's probably far more complicated than it needs to be, but here it is and it works:
      NB - the [thispatcher] needs to be in the main patcher window, not in a subpatch
    • Apr 28 2013 | 6:26 pm
      That's great! Thanks Luke!
    • Nov 04 2013 | 1:47 am
      sorry if this is a completely stupid question but how do you get the data you pasted from your patch back into a .maxpat format that I can read? I tried copying your code into text edit, saving it as blah.txt, then changing the file extension to .maxpat in finder but max gives me some funny errors when I double-click on the file:
      error parsing patcher file Polybuffer.maxpat; parsing object: line=1, char=3, text=’…{\’
      Any help greatly appreciated!
    • Nov 04 2013 | 8:51 am
      There are no stupid questions... just ones that are covered in the forum guidelines :)
      You just need to copy it and then either open a new patcher window in Max and paste it straight in, or in the 'File' menu choose 'New from clipboard'.